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Bird & Bird Application Process

Find out the key elements and dates for Bird & Bird's application process. 

Stage one

Applications for vacation schemes and training contracts tend to open in September, with the deadline by the end of December. Law students should apply during their penultimate year, while non-law students should apply during their final year. 

The first stage is an online application form, with the answers being screened by the graduate recruitment team. After this, you will be invited to complete an online test and then a video interview. 

Stage two

Providing you pass this stage, you will attend an assessment day made up of group tasks, a written exercie and an interview with a partner. Both interviews are conducted blind, meaning the interviewer won’t know anything about your background, just what you put on the application form. 

If you applied for and received a place on a vacation scheme, you won’t have to go through the process again to apply for a training contract. You will be assessed throughout the scheme and may be offered a training contract shortly after the scheme ends.